Francis Aidan Gasquet

(1846—1929) cardinal and historian

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cardinal from 1914. He was elected Prior of Downside in 1878. In 1896 he went to Rome, where he was a member of the Commission on Anglican Ordinations. He took part in the election of Benedict XV (1914), countering anti-British propaganda. His writings, though often inaccurate, increased knowledge of English monasticism.

Subjects: Christianity.

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